Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Facilities and Capacity
The Horticulture Center accommodates up to 300 people in this historic and elegant arboretum. The surroundings of the Center are beautiful no matter what time of the year with the green grass and gardens. You can choose to hold your event in the expansive open greenhouse that provides spectacular views of the lush and natural surroundings. There is also a modern exhibition hall to host a larger reception. A variety of smaller spaces, such as the gardens or reflecting pool, are ideal for more intimate gatherings. You can work with them to transform any of the spaces to fit your wedding style and tastes. There is parking, valet, and shuttle service available, and the Horticulture Center is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly.
The Horticulture Center uses the Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. You can work with them to craft custom menus for your wedding. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. The dishes can be served as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style meals, French service dinners, hors d'oeuvres, plated dinners, or stations. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served. STARR Events work with you on the planning of the wedding and has a talented team on-site on the day of your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Center provides the following items for your convenience:
- Dance floor
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- Cake Cutting
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Bar Services
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- Pet Friendly
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- Dance Floor
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